Monday, September 13, 2021

Democrats Justify Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants by Arguing It Will Increase Deficit

Democrats are trying to grant mass amnesty to illegal immigrants by arguing that amnesty's $140 billion price tag qualifies as a budget issue-a legislative maneuver that will allow millions of people to achieve legal status through a party-line majority vote.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Democratic plan to legalize eight million immigrants will add $139.6 billion to the budget deficit by 2032, almost entirely due to increased use of entitlement programs and tax credits.

"Democrats' central argument to the parliamentarian is that offering green cards to certain undocumented immigrants would unlock federal benefits for them, causing effects on the budget that they say are a substantial, direct and intended result," Politico reported.

The Democrats' argument contradicts the rhetoric of amnesty supporters, who often point to the cost-saving measures of a mass amnesty program.

Democrats are opting to pass Biden's $3.5 trillion budget through the parliamentary trick to avoid a GOP filibuster, a move Republicans call an abuse of the process.

Many illegal immigrants who work in the United States already pay into Medicare and Social Security through payroll taxes.

Democrats were careful to say that the proposed bill would not grant citizenship to millions of illegal aliens. 

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